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Tyreek Hill expected to play in Wild Card round vs. Steelers

We break down the news that Tyreek Hill is dealing with a heel injury, and what it means for the Wild Card round of the 2022 NFL Playoffs.

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Friday update: Hill should be able to play through his heel injury. It is difficult to know how much it is bothering him, but his presence is always a concern for defenses, even at less than 100 percent.

Thursday update: Hill was at practice once again on Thursday, per Sam McDowell. The speedy wideout was officially listed as a limited participant.

Wednesday update: Hill is on the practice field for the Chiefs and looks to be moving around well. The injury report will come later but it seems like Hill is ready to go based on Reid’s comments from earlier in the week.

Tuesday update: Hill has been off since Saturday and with rest he is headed in the right direction, per NFL Network’s James Palmer. The anticipation remains that he will play Sunday.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid anticipates that wide receiver Tyreek Hill will be good to go for Sunday’s Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, per Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star.

Hill suffered a pregame heel injury before last Saturday’s 28-24 victory at Denver Broncos to close out the regular season. He caught just one pass for two yards before exiting the game, allowing for Mecole Hardman to take the reigns as the team’s top receiver for the evening.

The explosive wideout for KC put up yet another All-Pro caliber season as Patrick Mahomes’ most dangerous weapon in the Chiefs’ offense. Through 17 games, he caught 111 passes for 1,239 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. It marked the fourth time in five years that he’s crossed the 1,100-yard threshold and there’s seemingly more to come should he stay healthy in his prime.

Hill’s services will certainly be needed as the Chiefs attempt to make a third-straight Super Bowl appearance.